Michael Kaulkin is an accomplished composer of chamber, orchestral and choral music, as well as music for the stage. In the Bay Area, his works have been performed by the Oakland East Bay Symphony, San Francisco Choral Artists, Mission Chamber Orchestra, LIEDER ALIVE! and others.
His clarinet and piano piece American Standard is popular with clarinetists around the world and is included on the U.K. label Clarinet Classics’ 2007 CD Time Pieces: 60 Years of American Music. He holds a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied composition with Conrad Susa after a previous 3-year period studying composition and choral conducting at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary. He is on the Musicianship faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory’s Pre-College Division.